Last week, the City Council approved plans to replace the Brooklyn Public Library’s single-story Sunset Park branch at 5108 Fourth Avenue, on the corner of 51st Street, with an eight-story, 49-unit mixed-use project. Once Mayor Bill de Blasio signs off on the project, the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) will be complete. The new building will include 21,000 square feet of space for the library’s Sunset Park branch. All 49 residential units will be designated as affordable, Curbed NY reported.
The nonprofit Fifth Avenue Committee is the developer and will have ownership of the land. Groundbreaking is expected later this year, although demolition permits for new building applications have been filed at this time. Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP Architects) is designing and completion is expected in 2020.